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Symptoms and treatment for acute glomerulonephritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   yes doctot, good morning
User :   sorry doctor
Doctor :   good morning
User :   my son is 1yr 5months old
Doctor :   ok
User :   he had albumin content more inthe urine
User :   i have been giving him predone syrup
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had met a nephrologist
Doctor :   what was the exact problem?
Doctor :   ok
User :   albumin level was more and swelling was there
User :   on his legs and all
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   your details
User :   is it my details or the patient details
Now he has put on weight
Doctor :   your details
User :   I am 32 yrs old. I am working as Secretary. I have 2 kids. the younger one has this problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did it start all of a sudden?
User :   yes
User :   just now one month back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the level of albumin
Doctor :   in the urine?
User :   yes
Doctor :   what is the level?
User :   it was 3+
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did he have an attack of sore throat
Doctor :   prior to this?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is he on steroids now?
User :   he had rashes on skin
Doctor :   what other medicines are being used?
User :   i used to give him for that medicine
User :   after consultation with skin doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what medicine was that?
User :   i dont remember the name right now. becase she used to change often and give
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where was the rash?
User :   it was red rashes on the body, face and leg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   he has acute glomerulonephritis
User :   doctor, i am worried, will this be cured since he is small
Doctor :   that an infection or inflammation of the kidney
User :   will it occur again
Doctor :   he needs to be admitted
Doctor :   in a hospital
User :   he was admitted and the swelling has gone now
Doctor :   the condition would require medications by iv route
Doctor :   ok
User :   but he is still on the same syrup
Doctor :   give him less amount of fluids
User :   doc told me to continue for 2 more weeks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the weight now?
User :   i have not checked recently, when i carry him i feel weight
Doctor :   i suggest taht you get his weight checked
User :   doc said this medicine will make him more hungry.
Doctor :   and compare with previous values
User :   ok i will get it done
Doctor :   it should decrease
Doctor :   also get a urine test done every 2 weeks
User :   ok
Doctor :   till this is completely subsides
User :   how long will it take
Doctor :   also check his serum creatinine values
User :   ok
User :   will he be OK doctor
Doctor :   it would take time
User :   how long it will be
Doctor :   till the entire infection iis resolved
Doctor :   1-2 months
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   depends upon the severity
User :   ok
Doctor :   also his weight should gradually decrease
User :   doctor also told me by 8 weeks medicine will cure
User :   but he is having more food
Doctor :   restrict his intake of salt
User :   yes thats correct
Doctor :   give him more proteins
User :   ok
Doctor :   like dal egg white
Doctor :   soy
User :   anything else
Doctor :   that way it will compensate for the loss of proteins
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   watch for any altered conciousness
User :   ok
Doctor :   and decreased urine output
User :   should i give more water
Doctor :   the urine parametrs may take time to regress
Doctor :   nut he will show improvement clinically
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   tks a lot doctor for your advise
Doctor :   u r welcome
User :   bye
Doctor :   he should be repeatedly evaluated
Doctor :   bye
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